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Sanofi transforms data center with EMC VPLEX to migrate 4,000 applications

Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical company, has implemented EMC® VPLEX® virtual storage technology to transform Sanofi's IT environment by consolidating 26 data centers to only three and migrate 4,000 applications in order to increase the utilization, efficiency and agility of its IT environment so that information can easily be shared, accessed and moved within, across and between its data centers.

 

Date: 6 Jun 2012

As a result of a major acquisition and steady business growth, Sanofi was struggling to manage its geographically dispersed IT infrastructure that spanned 26 separate sites around the world. Additionally, Sanofi's employees were finding it increasingly difficult to access and share data—a capability that is critical to advancing Sanofi's pharmaceutical research, regulatory approvals and product distribution.

Sanofi implemented EMC VPLEX to migrate 4,000 applications to a centrally managed IT infrastructure while consolidating its sprawling 26 data centers to just three, now located in the US, France and Singapore. With more than 200 applications already migrated, Sanofi has achieved increased agility in its data center. The "Federated AccessAnywhere" technology inside VPLEX was a key enabler to achieving and expediting a truly massive IT consolidation—while avoiding any downtime of production systems. This migration and new ability to share, access and move information has significantly reduced Sanofi's operating costs and improving business agility.

In just six months, EMC and systems integrator, Accenture, helped Sanofi build its new IT infrastructure, complete with three data centers that are now fully interconnected and operate as a global private cloud. Sanofi's private cloud leverages VMware vSphere virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions and EMC unified storage.
 

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